Spoiler: He'll need a lot of help from Congress.
As the new president broke from the old on climate issues, his nominee for energy secretary revealed one potential area of continuity.
"The conditions are at last — at last — in place for a real solution" to climate change, said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.
The president’s latest executive actions put a pause on new oil and gas leasing on federal acres and set an aggressive conservation goal.
Coal is in a death spiral — but it's far from clear when the final coal plant will close.
The executive order, part of a suite of climate actions, could set the stage for bigger policies down the road.
From border wall funds to the Muslim ban, the accomplishments Trump bragged about were done by executive action and have just as readily been undone.
Any mention of climate change was scrubbed from the site the day Trump moved into the White House.
Climate diplomats said they want to see an ambitious U.S. commitment to cut emissions this decade and a diplomatic push to convince others to follow suit.
The 1,200-mile oil pipeline is one of several Trump environmental policies that President Joe Biden is expected to reverse.